Women’s Basketball Defeats Occidental 53-50 In Game One Of California Trip

Posted on November 26th, 2011 by

Colleen Ruane led the Gusties with 13 points in Friday's win over Occidental.

The Gustavus women’s basketball team opened its trip to California with a 53-50 victory over Occidental College Friday night in Los Angeles. The win improves the Gusties to 1-1, while Occidental falls to 1-1 early on the season.

Senior captain Colleen Ruane led the Gusties as the team’s only double-digit scorer with 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field. Ruane also nabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Occidental led by as much as five points early in both halves, but the Gusties used a 12-3 run starting at the 14:55 mark in the second, which lasted 5:43, to go ahead by four points. Occidental tied it up with 5:36 remaining in the game (45-45), however Gustavus countered with an 8-5 scoring advantage to close out the game.

Gustavus ends its California trip Saturday night with a 9:00 p.m. match-up against the University of Redlands in Redlands.

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